Sweet Charity to be revived in London starring Anne-Marie Duff

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity is set to be revived in London starring Anne-Marie Duff directed by Josie Rourke, it has been announced.

The musical is about a dancer for hire working in a rundown dance hall in New York, but her unfaltering optimism drives her to find a better life. It features song classic show tunes like “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now”.

Anne-Marie Duff will star in the production. She was recently seen on stage in London in Macbeth and Common at the National Theatre, Heisenberg at Wyndham’s Theatre, and Oil at the Almeida Theatre.

The cast will also feature Arthur Darvill as Oscar Lindquist. He was recently seen in Treasure Island at the National Theatre, and the musical Once at the Phoenix Theatre as well as Broadway’s Bernard B Jacobs Theatre.

It will be the first time there has been a major revival of Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields’ musical in London since the 2009 Menier Chocolate Factory production which transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Wayne MacGregor will act as movement director on Josie Rourke’s production when it opens at the Donmar Warehouse from 6th April.

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